The smallest nation in South America, Uruguay is nestled between Brazil and Argentina on the Atlantic Coast. But don’t let its small size fool you! Uruguay bursts at the seams with outdoor adventure, laid-back historic towns, glamorous nightlife, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a burgeoning wine scene. From the beaches of Punta del Este and José Ignacio to the chilled-out capital of Montevideo and beyond, there is truly something for every type of traveler in this diverse and undiscovered country.
Montevideo, Uruguay’s laid-back capital, is the perfect destination to stroll through botanical gardens, past colonial-era buildings, and along 15 miles of beachfront ramblas. Overlooked by many travelers for larger Buenos Aires (a short boat ride…
Punta del Este is often called the Monaco or St. Tropez of South America, and for good reason! Travelers from around the world flock here in the summer months to take advantage of the great surf, easy-going party atmosphere, and the nearby village…
Colonia del Sacramento, commonly shortened to Colonia, is the oldest city in Uruguay. Originally colonized by Portuguese settlers in 1680, it is full of hidden gems perfect for exploring on foot. The neighborhood of Carmelo is recognized as a UNESCO…